Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting

Florida Department of Citrus


For the Coconut Cupcakes

  • package (18.25 ounces) devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 Cup  orange juice
  • 1/2 Cup  canola oil
  • eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 Cup  shredded, sweetened coconut
  •   Toasted coconut, for garnish
  •   Orange slices, quartered, for garnish

For the Orange Buttercream Frosting

  • 4 Cups  sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 Cup  unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 3 Tablespoons  orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon  orange zest

These tropical cupcakes are made with coconut and orange zest. 


For the Coconut Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, orange juice, oil, eggs, and coconut. Beat with mixer for 2 minutes on medium speed. Pour into cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from muffin tin and place on wire rack; cool completely. Frost cupcakes with Orange Buttercream Frosting; sprinkle with toasted coconut and garnish with orange slice, if desired.

For the Orange Buttercream Frosting

In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Beat on low speed with mixer. Increase speed gradually and beat until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides of bowl often.


Calories per serving:

517 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 253g 389%
  • Carbs 958g 319%
  • Saturated 85g 427%
  • Fiber 9g 36%
  • Trans 4g
  • Sugars 503g
  • Monounsaturated 114g
  • Polyunsaturated 41g
  • Protein 47g 95%
  • Cholesterol 802mg 267%
  • Sodium 3,425mg 143%
  • Calcium 970mg 97%
  • Magnesium 124mg 31%
  • Potassium 1,385mg 40%
  • Iron 11mg 61%
  • Zinc 4mg 29%
  • Phosphorus 2,087mg 298%
  • Vitamin A 1,074µg 119%
  • Vitamin C 187mg 312%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 86%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 119%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 49%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 30%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 578µg 144%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 35%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 23mg 117%
  • Vitamin K 87µg 108%
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